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Culinary Terms ABC Game

Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Culinary Terms ABC Game - 05/10/08 02:55 AM

Hey guys, let's play the ABC game using culinary terms.

Here are the rules: The first person (me) comes up with a culinary term starting with the letter "A", the next person "B", the next "C" - and so on.

Give your term, but also give a short description of what your word is.

Let's Play!
Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 05/10/08 03:06 AM

"A"
Arborio Rice

Arborio Rice is used to make Risotto because this short and fat rice has an extremely high starch content. It is this high starch content that gives risotto its creamy texture.
Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 05/10/08 08:32 AM

"B"
[b]Blanch{/b]
To cook foods in boiling water for brief periods of time then plunge into ice bath to stop cooking; usually vegetables like asparagus or green beans to help keep the color vibrant.
Posted By: SNC_Editor_Pam

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 05/10/08 08:44 AM

"C"
C�tes du Rh�ne

The generic appellation given to red, white and ros� wines grown in an area covering 83,000 acres in France's Rh�ne Valley.


--Copyright (c) 1995 by Barron's Educational Series, from The New Food Lover's Companion, Second Edition, by Sharon Tyler Herbst

Pam W
SE of Seattle

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Posted By: BellaDeb

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 05/10/08 04:26 PM

"D"

Deglaze: Adding liquid (water, stock, wine) to a pan you have cooked meat in to dissolve/remove the bits of meat juices from the pan. Usually done so that you can use this flavor in a sauce.
Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 05/10/08 11:48 PM

"E"
Emulsify

To mix together 2 ingredients tht would not normally mix (like water and oil). This is done by slowly adding one ingredient into the other while rapidly whisking so that the droplets are evenly distributed together. A vinaigrette is an emulsion.
Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 05/14/08 11:43 PM

"F"
Fines Herbes

A mixture of finely chopped herbs, usually made up of chervil, chives, parsley, & tarragon. Fines Herbes are added near the end of the recipe and are not removed.
Posted By: Fay-Personal Chef

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 05/20/08 04:53 PM

G
Garam Masala
A mix of Indian herbs and spices...best done personally to your taste. grind into curries and Eastern foods.

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Fay
Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 05/20/08 06:54 PM

H
Haricot Verts


French green beans; smaller, more slender and sweeter than the regular green bean. It is best to keep these beans slightly firm when cooked (as opposed to the Southern way of cooking large green beans to an almost mushy consistency).
Posted By: Fay-Personal Chef

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 05/21/08 11:09 AM

I
Isinglass
form of gelatine made from fishes' air bladders; agar-agar.

Once used to preserve eggs in a barrel in the spring glut. They would keep for six months like this but were best used for baking


Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 05/22/08 03:35 AM

Sooner or later someone's gonna come in and challenge us Fay!

J
Julienne


To cut food (usually vegetables) into uniform, thin, matchstick-like pieces.
Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/05/08 12:41 AM

K
Kirsh or Kirshwasser

A clear brandy made from cherries. Contrary to most beliefs, it is not sweet.
Posted By: Chef Angelia

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/16/08 05:40 PM

J-- Julienne

Foods that have been cut into thin, matchstick strips.
Posted By: Chef Angelia

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/16/08 05:41 PM

opps didn't see the other posts :-)
Posted By: Chef Angelia

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/16/08 05:43 PM

L---

Langouste

The French word for "spiny LOBSTER."

Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/16/08 05:48 PM

Yea! Another participant - welcome Chef Angelia! grin
Posted By: Vance - Crime Editor

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/16/08 06:15 PM

Mousse - A rich, airy dish that can be sweet or savory and served hot or cold.
Posted By: chloe21

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/16/08 06:58 PM

N
Nouvelle Cuisine- New cooking, a lighter way of cooking French food.

Posted By: Roni

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/16/08 07:08 PM

Omelette-beaten eggs cooked in oil or butter with whatever combination of ingredients folded inside...usually then messed up with cheese...
Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/17/08 03:08 AM

Allright! Now we have this thing going - laugh

P
Parboil - to partially cook something by boiling it in water so that it's cooking time when added to other ingredients will be evened out.
Posted By: chloe21

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/17/08 04:46 AM

Q
Quiche- An open, savory custard tart.
Posted By: Christine - Formula 1

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/17/08 11:16 AM

Ricotta - soft cheese used with spinach often.
Posted By: rainview

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/17/08 11:39 AM

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Posted By: Vance - Crime Editor

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/17/08 12:42 PM

Tartare - Usually thinly chopped or sliced raw beefsteak chilled and served with an egg on top and seasonings.

Note: Not recommended for pork. lol
Posted By: Roni

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/17/08 02:28 PM

ugli - large hybrid citrus fruit that is a cross between a grapefruit, orange and tangerine
Posted By: Vance - Crime Editor

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/17/08 03:21 PM

Vichyssoise - Cold potato soup made with cooked leeks and onions
Posted By: chloe21

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/17/08 04:19 PM

Water Bath- Placing a baking pan in another pan with water to gently cook custards and mousses.
Posted By: Fay-Personal Chef

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 08/26/08 07:31 PM

xiphias:-

Swordfish...best served seared quickly like Tuna steaks. Most delicate flavoured fish and one of my favourites.
Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 08/27/08 04:10 PM

Yuca a white, tuberous root used in many Latino and Caribbean countries. It also goes by the name od Casssaba root.
Can be cooked in any way a potato can be.

Posted By: Fay-Personal Chef

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 08/27/08 10:11 PM

zabaglione:-

A wonderful desert made from eggs and Marsalla wine that used to be served freshly made in all the lovely Tratoria restaurants in London in the 1960's...before we had ever heard of calories or cholesterol! Oh happy days smile

Posted By: Nancy Roussy

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 04/21/13 12:25 AM

Al Dente
Posted By: hems27

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 07/17/14 03:25 PM

chew with teeth
Posted By: Sheryl T

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 02/28/15 01:34 PM

Back to A -

Al dente
Posted By: Sheryl T

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 05/25/15 02:51 AM

abilskiver

This is a pan with indentations that you can put a bit of cake batter in and turn out a dozen or so of these cake bites at a time. Some like to but a bit of batter, then a bit of filling and then cover it with more batter.
Posted By: Mona - Astronomy

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 05/25/15 04:53 AM

Baste

Spoon liquid over meat (or fruit or veg) that's being baked or roasted, to keep it moist and give it a glaze.

C?
Posted By: Sheryl T

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 05/30/15 07:45 PM

COOK

Cook it thoroughly!

D?
Posted By: Mona - Astronomy

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 05/31/15 04:34 AM

DEGLAZING

Adding a liquid (stock or wine is good) to a pan that meat's been cooked in so that the brown bits come off and add flavor to gravy or sauce.

Next: E
Posted By: Sheryl T

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/08/15 03:42 PM

EVAPORATED

letting the water evaporate so that the liquid becomes thicker and richer.

Next: F
Posted By: Mona - Astronomy

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/08/15 05:02 PM

FLORENTINE

cooked using spinach

Next: G
Posted By: Sheryl T

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/09/15 10:28 AM

GANACHE

a type of icing

Next: H
Posted By: Sheryl T

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/17/15 05:41 PM

Heaping

Next. I
Posted By: Mona - Astronomy

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/18/15 03:45 AM

Infusion

This is a liquid that has the flavor of say, herbs or fruits after steeping them in it. The most common one is tea, but rose water is another example.

Next: J
Posted By: Susan Helene Kramer

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/18/15 05:32 AM

J

Jelly - cooking clear fruit syrup till thickened to soft-boil stage.

next: K
Posted By: Mona - Astronomy

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/23/15 04:27 PM

K

Knead - fold and press bread dough

Next: L
Posted By: Sheryl T

Re: Culinary Terms ABC Game - 06/23/15 08:09 PM

Liquid

Next M
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